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Author: David Farland
ISBN13: 978-1439501146
Title: The Lair of Bones (The Runelords)
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Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-26; Reprint edition (June 26, 2008)

The Lair of Bones (The Runelords) by David Farland

The Lair of Bones book. In this fourth volume of THE RUNELORDS series, David Farland continues to rewrite the boundaries of epic fantasy.

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Book 4 of the Runelords Saga. Book 11. Day 4 in the Month of Leaves. Prologue. Struggles in the Streets. Pride blinds men to the need for change. Beware the Lair of Bones. Beware the One True Master. My heart is full of foreboding about this creature.

David Farland is the author of the bestselling Runelords series, including Chaosbound, The Wyrmling Horde and Worldbinder. He also writes science-fiction as David Wolverton. He won the 1987 Writers of the Future contest, and has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Farland also works as a video game designer, and has taught writing seminars around the . He lives in Saint George, Utah.

Book Three of The Runelords Wizardborn continues the story of the struggle of Gaborn, now the Earth King, who has lost his powers but continues to lead his people. He must contend with the threat of the huge, inhuman Reavers, whose myriads Gaborn and his. Similar Free eBooks. Pathfinder, Rise of the Runelords pt. 4. 100 Pages·2007·19 Rise of the Runelords Item Deck. uf thr- warhammer wrve to shred flesh and crush bone when swung ii ( 213-7.

But the David Farland simply takes a nice unique idea and ruins it to the point where the concept of endowments are nothing more than a cliche. a thousand endowments of brawn and glamour? So much for beating a dead horse. And the maps were horendous. None of them were of as much value as they should have been. from the first RUNELORDS book i was tragically addicted to this series and in turn every book ive read (be it farland or wolverton) was a hi. o, naturally i couldnt wait to get down on the end of the first half. a new format so to speak. Why is this book so great?THE LAIR OF BONES is total fan service, thankfully.

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Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. They have been written by the likes of Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind. Now add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series began with The Runelords, continued in Brotherhood of the Wolf and the New York Times bestseller Wizardborn, and reaches its peak now in The Lair of Bones.Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose motives are unknowable, but inimical to human life. Now there must be final confrontations, both on the field of battle, with the supernatural creature that Raj Ahten has become, and underground, in the cavernous homeland of the Reavers, where the sorcerous One True Master who rules them all lies in wait--in the Lair of Bones. The survival of the human race on Earth is at stake.
Reviews: 7
Originally billed as the conclusion to the Runelords saga, THE LAIR OF BONES rather hastily wraps up the major plot lines that were so carefully laid out in the first three novels, while at the same time leaving a couple of (potentially major) side stories open for sequels. Obviously, the saga continues with Sons of the Oak, although I'm not sure if that one is a direct sequel or maybe a separate series, just involving the same world. As a conclusion to the first four books, I thought THE LAIR OF BONES was for the most part very successful. It came as a surprise that this was the concluding volume to me, but in the end I felt like I had been treated to a complete story. I was left wondering about a few aspects of the series that were left open-ended, but they weren't really the most central plots of the story, and while I hope they might be addressed in the future books of the saga, I won't be surprised or too disappointed if they are left incomplete.

Compared to the first three books in the story, this one measures up well. Solid and frequent action, well-described monsters and settings, believable characters (for a fantasy), and the grand battle at the end. These are all present in each of the Runelords books, and are what has made the series a success. There are some major differences here though. One, Farland does a great job here of refocusing the story on the main (and important) plot lines. In Wizardborn, Farland had allowed the explosion of plots and characters really slow down the progression of the overall story, as he introduced Barron Waggit (dropped here) and had to focus a lot of attention developing individual story lines. Here, most of that work was done and he was able to keep the focus on the central aspects of the plot. Two, Farland makes a valiant attempt here to finally explain the thought process behind a Dedicate-to-be willingly (or unwillingly) deciding to give up greater endowments. Chemoise and the children in Indhopal that decided to become Dedicates to Gaborn and Raj Ahten, respectively, showed what sort of people in what sort of situations would give up endowments. This was something that Farland had been routinely criticized for before, with readers not understanding how anyone could possibly be willing to do this. Finally, here is where the realm of the Runelords stops expanding. No more new lands to explore, no more new monsters/creatures to reveal, THE LAIR OF BONES reads like the last book in a series in that it really works to wrap everything up and not introduce anything new.

I'm happy with the series as it stands after this book. Still, I'll check out the next in the saga. Recommended.
I bought the kindle version because I misplaced my physical copy but there are so many typos in it. Some were minor like misspelled words and random hyphens all over the place but there were several instances of completely different character names being added which made some parts confusing as heck. Idont think the original was like this.
The first books in this series have been both original in their exploration of a new magical device, and captivating because of your connection as a reader to the human story. I was lucky enough to read the first three books in quick succession, and then purchase this last installment.
If you have followed this series, you will not be disappointed, there are the signature Farland unexpected twists even in expected situations, there is the valiance of the human (and nonhuman) spirit in the face of overwhelming odds, there is the tension between what is right versus what is expedient in difficult times. <New characters and realms are introduced with just enough complexity to whet the reader's appetite without overwhelming them or distracting from the main course.
I highly recommend this fourth book, and even though it successfully resolves the series, it does leave open wiggle room for a second series if the author so desires....Here's to hoping the author so desires.
This book provides an ending (seemingly) to the Runelord saga in a very concise and short book. It would appear to me as though the author had created a fantastic land with multiple storylines of varying complexities and just simply grew bored of it and wanted to give it an end. The story lines of all the main characters are ended with minimum of fanfare. The good guys win; the bad guy(s) are defeated in a minimum of pages(the reaver queen and raj ahten) and that is about it. I think I would classify this book as a let down. I think the author had a lot of good ideas (the runelords, endowments, the history of the land) and just really let that whole thing go to a waste. I am not saying there should have been more books in the series (overall I think the series took 10 real days for completion) but I think that a lot of storylines should have been fleshed out a bit and completed.
The book ends somewhat suddenly and doesn't realy set the reader up in regards to later books in the series. There are some storylines that could be continued, but since they weren't well constructed in this book, I am not so sure I would go and read them. (spoiler) the last 10 pages of the book take place over a few months time (a longer stretch of time than teh entire three books took up)...
I think this book could have been great, the only reason I gave it the three stars instead of 2 or 1 was because the previous three books were good, and I wanted to see how the series ended. David Farland: you can do better!
Steel balls
Other people are said what was wrong with this book already. I love the series and did like this book as well. One reviewer said it best, it felt like David Farland was on a strict deadline and had to finish it up. I'm not saying a 5th book for this storyline would have worked, I'm saying that sooooo much time was spent on side-story arcs and then reduced to nothing of importance at all. I still love the series and would recommend it to anyone, but I will warn people that the 1st book is best, the 3rd is pretty awesome, and the 4th not so much.